Aaron Jonah Lewis (11th May)

11th May 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

Virtuoso banjo player and fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis takes audiences on a journey through the back roads of American old time and folk music, with detours through ragtime and early jazz. Lewis has taken blue ribbons at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, WV, and at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA, the oldest and largest fiddlers convention in the country. 

Lewis, currently based in Detroit, has taught workshops at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. Greg Adams, Archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, says, “Lewis is one of the few performing musicians with the facility to build compelling musical bridges between the printed banjo music and techniques of the 19th century and the instrument’s journey into recorded sound by the turn of the 20th century.”

Tickets only £5. To check availability and reserve, please email the club.

Folk Club in Sheffield, UK.